Course Description

This course will offer a perspective on the historical and sociological factors impacting diversity and inclusion in the U.S. It will differentiate between EEO, Affirmative Action and Diversity and Inclusion. The course will track the evolution of the field of Diversity and Inclusion (D & I) through the emergence of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement to new developments in neuroscience that have led to the application of cognition theories (Emotional Intelligence, Implicit Bias, etc.) to D, E & I work. Foundational theories in the field of Diversity and Inclusion Management will be covered and discussed.

Course Objectives

By the end of course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the historical foundations and its impact on the changing dynamic of diversity and inclusion work today.
  • Explore the complexity of perspectives at play in diversity and inclusion work.
  • Develop a vocabulary for advanced practice in diversity and inclusion field.
  • Start building the business case for D&I initiatives. 


Enrollment in this course is restricted. Students must submit an application and be accepted into the Certificate in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in order to register for this course.

Current Georgetown students must create an application using their Georgetown NetID and password. New students will be prompted to create an account.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Sep 29, 2022 to Oct 01, 2022
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